Grandtheft

Watch: Grandtheft Talks DJing and Producing

Grandtheft is one of Canada’s most versatile and influential DJ/producers. From rocking clubs and festivals to performing at DJ battles like the Red Bull Music 3Style, the Mad Decent artist can hold it down anywhere.

As a producer, he’s released some of the biggest club and festival anthems of the past few years, including “Keep It 100” with Keys N Krates, his “Sweet Nothing” remix with Diplo, and “Number One” with Major Lazer. He’s also seen radio success with original singles like “Easy Go” featuring Delaney Jane.

On this episode of A Moment With, Grandtheft discusses how he got into DJing, his creative process for producing, what he wants to convey with his music, plus more.

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Listen to Grandtheft’s Mix for ‘Diplo and Friends’

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“He’s one of my favorite producers; he had a big year.” – Diplo

 
Coming off the release of his Quit This City EP, Toronto native Grandtheft dropped a mix for BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Diplo and Friends show on Saturday night. The Mad Decent-signed artist delivered an hour of future bass, trap, and hip-hop, including plenty of new and unreleased material. Stream his set below.
 

 
Tracklist:

1. Grandtheft & Jesse Slayter – So Wavey
2. Major Lazer & Grandtheft – Buddy
3. Grandtheft ft. Kabaka Pyramid – Politics – Drops Remix
4. Kutcorners & K-Maxx – Need 2 Know – Durkin Remix
5. Boombox Cartel ft. Ian Everson – B2U
6. The Weeknd – The Hills – RL Grime Remix
7. Baauer – GoGo!
8. Kendrick Lamar vs Jackal & Hyde – Carbomb City – Grandtheft Edit
9. Nina Las Vegas ft. Snappy Jit – Contagious
10. Spenda C – Big Money
11. Migos – Look At My Dab
12. Major Lazer ft. Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, & Mad Cobra – Night Riders – VIP Edit
13. Teeko & Mr. Carmack – See Whatchu Got
14. Tame Impala vs RL Grime & Wuki – Let It Happen vs Kingpin – Grandtheft Edit
15. Autoérotique & Hunter Siegel – ID
16. Don Dias – Bathing Apes
17. Neana on The Trak – Yeezus 2 – The Str8 Out The Salon Blonde Mix
18. Ballast ft. Kid Enigma – For Club Use
19. Club Cheval – Discipline – Ryan Hemsworth Remix
20. Nick Jonas – Area Code
21. LIZ – When I Rule The World – Grandtheft Remix
22. Giraffage & Viceroy ft. Patrick Baker – Impression of You – Electric Mantis Remix
23. Billboard – Souvenir
24. Miguel & Sam Gellaitry – Coffee Reflectionz – Hedspin Edit
25. Keys N Krates – ID
26. Grandtheft ft. Lowell – Quit This City
27. Champagne Drip – Journey Into The Champagne Sea
28. Disclosure – Moving Mountains – Infuze Re-Flex
29. Grandtheft ft. Fantastic Modern – Summer In The Winter
30. Mele – Body Thing
31. Joey Negro – Dougswana – Audiowhores Remix
32. Leftfield – Afro Left – Mele Edit
33. MANT – Dip Dab
34. Animal Youth – ID
35. Scott Garcia ft. MC Styles – It’s a London Thing
36. George Morel – Let’s Groove
37. MJ Cole – Sincere – Jazzanova Sincerely Yours Remix
38. Skream – Bang That – Ossie Remix
39. Fis-T – 6 Drums of Tribal
40. Sunship – Almighty Father – Solid Groove Remix
41. Bakongo – Grind
42. Masters At Work – Work – Acapella
43. Hardrive – Deep Inside (The Dub)
44. Skrillex & Diplo ft. AlunaGeorge – To U
45. DJ Haus ft. Chambray – Houz Mukiz
46. Lil Tony vs Lumidee – Never Leave Semble vs Uh Oh – Justin Kayes Bootleg Re-Edit
47. Bizzi – Bizzi’s Party – Booker T Vocal Mix
48. Sunday Roast – Set the Scene
49. Big Grams ft. Skrillex – Drum Machine – Mele Remix
50. Jus Now & T. Williams – You Got Me – Dub Mix
51. The Tribe – Go-San-Do – The Holivic Remix
52. Klose One – One One One
53. Bleaker – Rymez
54. Mele – No Diggity

 
Related: Grandtheft and Sleepy Tom Release ‘Hold On’

Grandtheft and Sleepy Tom Release ‘Hold On’

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Grandtheft performing at Create Nightclub in Hollywood. (Skyler Greene Photography)
 
Following his and Diplo’s massive remix of “B#tch Better Have My Money,” Toronto’s Grandtheft has returned with another genre-blending track titled “Hold On.”
 
The 133 BPM collab with fellow Canadian Sleepy Tom contains elements of Jersey club, trap, and R&B. It is the first single off Grandtheft’s upcoming EP via Mad Decent, Quit This City.
 
Grandtheft told Billboard: “This past January, [Sleepy Tom] came to my Toronto studio with an idea that would become ‘Hold On.’ We built it out with some of my analog synths…Huge [Roland] Jupiter 6 chords and some Moog bassline business.”
 
Stream “Hold On” below and download it on DJcity.
 

 
Related: Grandtheft Remixes T.I.’s Iggy Azalea-Assisted ‘No Mediocre’

Grandtheft Remixes T.I.’s Iggy Azalea-Assisted ‘No Mediocre’

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If you enjoy bass and handclaps then Grandtheft’s official remix of T.I.’s Iggy Azalea-assisted banger “No Medicore” might be for you. The original was the 16th most-downloaded track on DJcity in June and the Toronto native’s twerk rework increases it by about five BPM.
 
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Grandtheft has been killing it this year. His remix of Calvin Harris’ “Summer” with Diplo has received over five million SoundCloud plays and his collaboration with Keys N Krates, “Keep It 100,” has amassed over one million.
 
Related: Grandtheft & Keys N Krates – Keep It 100 [Music Video]